Tuesday, 1 January 2013

daily practice

I'm not sure if we at 'drawing allowed' have any new year resolutions other than to continue to make time for our own creative practice and to share it with others.

Before the holidays I decided to make time to follow Chris Carter's online drawing exercises. Chris is a very experienced and talented artist who has a strong and generous commitment to sharing her skills and experience through her blogs. She posts three times a week with quick tasks, always with an explanation of what to do and why it's important.

For example: Her first exercise is about getting into the habit of sketching for 5 minutes every day. It doesn't sound a lot, but we all know how hard that is sometimes. But if you follow her advice you'll find yourself doing 5 minute sketches wherever you are whatever your circumstances, and all without even thinking about it. Before you know it, you'll  have a sketchbook full of sketches, inspiration and ideas for further development.

Find Chris's exercises here.

I hope you find them as useful as I have.

A prosperous and creative New Year to all. And for our italian followers.. auguri e tante belle cose per l'anno nuovo.

1 comment:

  1. I shall take a look; sketching more is such a good New Year resolution. Hope to catch up with you soon.


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